Serious Reads: Food Heroes, by Georgia Pellegrini
“If you’ve ever wondered how to make the transition from your current career to one entirely based around food production, this book can be your guide.”
In a time when “local” and “sustainable” have become catch-all words for the foods we should be eating, it becomes easy to lose track of the individuals who put such excellent and fresh foods on our plates. Georgia Pellegrini, a former line cook at some serious restaurants, set out to find 16 artisan producers who are ensuring their craft is not forgotten. In Food Heroes: 16 Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition, she shares their stories and brings us glimpses into the world of making real food.
From a whisky producer in Colorado, to a “butter poet” in Cumbria, England, Pellegrini demonstrates the many forms and faces that artisan food can take. Here are just a few of the many figures she profiles.
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